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View Poll Results: What has been the Olympic opening ceremony's most beautiful story
Barcelona 1992 20 16.67%
Sydney 2000 20 16.67%
Athens 2004 43 35.83%
Beijing 2008 37 30.83%
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM   #401
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Hippies would have loved the Athens cauldron, being a massive joint & all!
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:30 PM   #402
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Barcelona's.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:47 PM   #403
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oh yay its all starting again
Mo Rush attacking a small greek nation...shit ceremony,shit stadium,shit city....right Mo?
What is this shit?
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LOL. Shrimp on bicycles.
Mo rush didn't start it, Landos did with his comment relating to the shrimps on bicycles which might I add was in the closing not the ******* opening. Glad you could even be bothered to get your facts correct.

Sydney gets my vote and most of it goes to the cauldron irrespective of it's small mishap. It is still for me the most amazing cauldron ever conceived for a games IMO. Sydney pioneered the first torch to be lit underwater as is. Their cauldron was as far as i know the first to ever use an autonomous cauldron with inbuilt gas reserves, and first to ever be lit while underwater.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:59 PM   #404
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Greeks and Italians MADE australia. the country was nothing but Englands CONVICT DUMPLAND!

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Excuse me? Did the Greeks and Italians colonise Australia? I don't think so, they certainly didn't make this country. If it weren't for the British there might not be a country - certainly not one like we know today and maybe not one so open to multiculturalism. You may not exist had it not been for the British colonising the great south land.

Glad to see you have bothered to learn our history. If you don't have the decency to respect the original settlers, our past history and our our country then get the **** out. Anyway the Chinese have done more for this country in the past 2 decades than most other immigrant groups could in several so don't kid yourself. The Italians have made a great contibution but what have our Greek immigrants done? In your case, very little but moan about how good the Athens Olympics was...
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 03:18 PM   #405
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And raise the average IQs of both countries.

Seriously though, there's plenty of Greek people I know that aren't complete wankers. It's a shame that certain people do nothing but tarnish the name.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 03:31 PM   #406
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Greeks and Italians MADE australia. the country was nothing but Englands CONVICT DUMPLAND!

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LMAO , your a fu<king idiot hey.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:23 PM   #407
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The Athen's Opening Ceremony TO ME was absolutely spectacular. It made me cry. It made me proud, and it told the most beautiful and elegant story of how it all began. Therefore, of course it was going to be fantastic.
On the other hand, Sydney's ceremony was equally spectacular for its time. I was there so I should know. The underwater images were devine. The Aboriginal scene incredibly dramatic and the tap dancing fuking hilarious!
Barcelona's ceremony was ground breaking. I've watched it many times on tape and still adore it's artistry and moving images. Hats off to the Spanish.
The rest of them? Some were great too but not so memorable. Unfortunately I never saw the Moscow Opening which I believe was truly ground breaking for its time.

A few interesting facts...
Barcelona's ceremony was created/directed by Ric Birch...an Australian who also created/directed Sydney's.
There were no shrimp/prawns or any other crustaceans on bikes/skate boards or even rollerblades in the Sydney Opening.
The Aboriginal culture dates back beyond 40,000 years. Ancient Australian Aboriginals deserve the respect that Ancient Greeks hold. Unless you are fully educated on both you are not able to pass comment.

...and finally, to those Greek girls on this forum trying to antagonise other forumers...get your hands off it!!! (you know who you are) It's a really low form of intelligence to attack highly intelligent people in this way.
Just because you're all gay and ridiculed at home by your bigger sister doesn't mean that you should call people names...and just because you're all quite ugly doesn't mean that you should make fun of people either. I know it's not your fault that you all turned out this way. I think it has something to do with inter breeding...?
(oh and if you didn't get it...I'm kidding :p)
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 05:17 PM   #408
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And raise the average IQs of both countries.

Seriously though, there's plenty of Greek people I know that aren't complete wankers. It's a shame that certain people do nothing but tarnish the name.
i dont think it has anything to do with being greek...i have awesome greek friends who i partied with sat night...some of these wannabe greeks dont even live in greece....some even live in australia but feel the need to bring australia down..its hilarious..
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 05:22 PM   #409
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i dont think it has anything to do with being greek...i have awesome greek friends who i partied with sat night...some of these wannabe greeks dont even live in greece....some even live in australia but feel the need to bring australia down..its hilarious..

So are the Greeks in South Africa that you partied with on Saturday night "wannabe Greeks" also?

Would you be a "wannabe South African" if one day you had to move to another country for varying reasons?


However, as hard as this may be, I agree with you on this point:

I can't stand it when a people born to immigrants trash-talk the country they were born in. I don't care if you are Greek, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, whatever....If you don't like the country you live in, which has given so much to you, then get the **** OUT!

I am Greek citizen, have served in teh Hellenic military, and have had part of my education in Greece. However I was born in Canada and currently live in Canada. I love this country, what it stands for, its good reputation around the world, its peaceful ways, and all the other things it has done for me. Does this pride make me less of a Greek? No. Those that think it does can kiss my ass. They are weak individuals with nationalist tendencies....you know who you are.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 05:43 PM   #410
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Very well said Erektion.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 07:38 PM   #411
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So are the Greeks in South Africa that you partied with on Saturday night "wannabe Greeks" also?

Would you be a "wannabe South African" if one day you had to move to another country for varying reasons?


However, as hard as this may be, I agree with you on this point:

I can't stand it when a people born to immigrants trash-talk the country they were born in. I don't care if you are Greek, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, whatever....If you don't like the country you live in, which has given so much to you, then get the **** OUT!

I am Greek citizen, have served in teh Hellenic military, and have had part of my education in Greece. However I was born in Canada and currently live in Canada. I love this country, what it stands for, its good reputation around the world, its peaceful ways, and all the other things it has done for me. Does this pride make me less of a Greek? No. Those that think it does can kiss my ass. They are weak individuals with nationalist tendencies....you know who you are.
maybe i was a bit extreme on the wannabe part...but i fully agree with u on the people who trash-talk the country they live in...
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Old November 24th, 2005, 10:28 AM   #412
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I can't stand it when a people born to immigrants trash-talk the country they were born in. I don't care if you are Greek, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, whatever....If you don't like the country you live in, which has given so much to you, then get the **** OUT!
Bravo LEAFS...Amen to that
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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #413
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Barcelona 1992
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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #414
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1. Barcelona 1992
2. Sidney 2000
3. Athens 2004
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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #415
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Here we go again with the "BEST -- b/sh*t of this or that... It is NOT the BEST -- but FAVORITE. Every one of us has a different set of standards, so FAVORITE is really the more apt and accurate classification-- NOT BEST.

My favorites:
1. Barcelona 1992
2. Salt Lake City 2002
3. tie between LA 1984 and Sydney 2000
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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #416
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Albertville 1992: the only one where a President participate to an "Ola"
Uhmm...wrong. Bill Clinton also did it in Atlanta in 1996.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #417
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The 2010 games in Vancouver will feature a joint lighting the cauldron!
uhmmm...already done in Innsbruck 1976.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #418
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SEOUL 88 off course the best clossing ceremony
Seoul 88 Closing was the gaudiest!!
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #419
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Melbourne 2006 was pretty awesome!


Sydney 2000 and Athens were also cool too
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #420
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I liked the 96 Atlanta Opening ceremony only because President Clinton almost busted hard walking onto the field.
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